Alabama Grassroots Coordinator

A native of Dothan, Alabama, Christa is a proud graduate of Tuskegee Institute. Upon graduating, Christa spent over 15 years in corporate America. She soon recognized that giving back is rewarding and impactful, which led her to community work within the inner city around computer literacy. In this work, it became apparent that many children were in need of computer literacy, but also basic literacy and competency. She immediately began seeking out organizations that she could serve in the community to offer direct solutions to literacy as a whole.

In 2011 that Christa was introduced to the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), a national non-profit that addressed issues in education for children of color. In 2012 Christa became the State Coordinator for BAEO in Alabama.

After working with BAEO and accomplishing some of the most noted historical events in education including the passing of the Alabama Accountability Act and the Alabama School Choice and Student Opportunity Act, Christa joined the American Federation for Children (AFC) team.

Today, as the Alabama Grassroots Coordinator for AFC, Christa travels across the state of Alabama informing parents, clergy and community leaders of the importance of school choice. She believes that low-income parents should be afforded the same opportunities to insure that their children receive the education they need to become productive members of society.